Richard Gage on 9/11 debate challenge, Howard Ross on Stephen Salaita & academic freedom

First half-hour: Richard Gage AIA discusses the new 9/11 Debate Challenge from Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. is putting up $1,000 in the faint hope of enticing a credentialed building professional to defend the NIST version of what happened to WTC Building 7 in a public debate. Richard also discusses his recent appearance on C-Span, and the AE911Truth billboard that's going up in New York's Times Square - in a direct challenge to the New York Times and its 9/11 cover-up - throughout the month of September.

Second half-hour: Howard Ross, former Dean of Letters and Science at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, blew the whistle when I was politically blacklisted and denied a tenure-track Islamic Studies/Humanities job in 2006. (Permanently blacklisted from the whole UW system, in 2011 I issued a $1,000 9/11 debate challenge asking any University of Wisconsin teacher to debate me and explain why my views are wrong; none are willing and able to do so.)

In this interview Howard Ross, who hired politically blacklisted professor Steven Salaita for his first teaching job, reflects on the sorry state of academic freedom, and freedom in general, in the American academy and the society around it. He suggests that Salaita's views on Gaza are legitimate criticisms of Zionism run amok, and critiques the brutality and militarization of American police on display in Ferguson, Missouri.

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